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1 March 2011

Blackstone acquires Centro US mall assets for $9.4bn

US private equity firm Blackstone has won the auction for the US assets of Australian mall developer Centro Properties, paying $9.4bn for nearly 600 shopping malls across the country.

1 March 2011

JC Flowers ups Shinsei Bank stake in share issue

US financial services-focused private equity firm JC Flowers has increased its stake in Shinsei as the Japanese bank aims to raise JPY69bn ($842m) in a share issue.

28 February 2011

Phononic raises $10m in Series B funding

Phononic Devices, a North Carolina-based start-up that is developing thermoelectric equipment, has raised $10m from venture investors in Series B funding.

28 February 2011

KKR prepares to re-list MMI Holdings in Singapore

US private equity firm KKR is preparing to take Singapore engineering company MMI Holdings public in a listing that could raise up to SGD1bn ($786m), according to Reuters.

28 February 2011

Barclays PE sells Siteco to Siemens subsidiary

The private equity arm of UK banking group Barclays has sold lighting equipment manufacturer Siteco Group to Osram, a subsidiary of German engineering giant Siemens.

28 February 2011

AXA Private Equity taps into oil storage company CLH Group

French firm AXA Private Equity has acquired a ten per cent stake in Compañía Logística de Hidrocarburos (CLH), a Spanish oil storage and transportation specialist, in a deal valuing the company at €3.6bn.

28 February 2011

Bridges Ventures enlists Simply Switch CEO as investment director

UK sustainable venture capital investor Bridges Ventures has appointed the CEO of one of its first portfolio companies to the role of investment director.

28 February 2011

JP Morgan seeks minority Twitter stake

US banking giant JP Morgan is looking to acquire a minority stake in microblogging site Twitter through its new technology growth fund, according to reports.

28 February 2011

Pantheon expands business development team with Quadrangle, BMP hires

London-headquartered private equity fund of funds investor Pantheon has expanded its team with three additions to its business development and client services teams in Europe and North America.

25 February 2011

Warburg connects to United Internet stake

US private equity firm Warburg Pincus has acquired a minority stake in European internet specialist United Internet.


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